It was a wild and wooly weekend, it started with the Big Open Mic in New Orleans hosted by Barbara Cloyd (the host of the Open Mic at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville), that was part of the Songwriter's Fest. 94 songwriters signed up for the Open Mic and at midnight, they were on #43. I was lucky number 64...so I chose not to stay and play. The night was fun and it was an AMAZING turnout for the First Annual New Orleans Songwriter's Fest!
Then Saturday morning we got up and had breakfast with a friend at the Chartres St. Bakery, go there if you get a chance, 2440 Chartres St, NOLA. Breakfast was awesome and the place just had a nice feel to it. It was a local Saturday morning crowd, lots of young families and people from the neighborhood. The kinda of place where the staff knew the names of all of the regulars. We'll definitely be back.
After breakfast, we hit the road back to Alexandria and I headed to the Red Hot Jam at the Tipitina's Co-op. There was a good turn out and I had a blast! We have some real talent in the Central Louisiana area! I can't wait for the next time we can all get together. Thanks to everyone for coming out!
Then I left Tips and headed to Louisiana College to see the production of "Letters Home at Christmas". Franki our student worker was singing in the choir. The production just topped off a weekend of music and talent. The LC Chorale is AWESOME! If you get a chance to see them, take it.
From there we went out to eat and then helped Katie, Zeb, Toby & Yo decorate their Christmas Tree. Then home finally.
Now, as I'm typing this, we've just finished putting the lights on our house and in our yard. And if I do say so myself it is beautiful! You can read the newspaper sitting in my front yard at midnight! Well at least at 10:30 pm since the timers go off at 11 pm!
I'll be posting pictures to my MySpace and Facebook from the weekend soon. So go check them out!
And now I'm typing a little blog update...and hoping that if you're reading this you had as wonderful a weekend as me and are fortunate to be as blessed!
Til we type again...